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Works great with the PC! *requires third-party software/drivers*
on August 29, 2014
I have a Ps3 but I purchased the Navigation controller for an entirely different reason. I use the Navi controller to control my tablet-PC when I use Photoshop/Clip Studio for painting/sketching. It may not have as many buttons as PC gaming keypads but it's shape and wireless feature makes it worth it. With just the Navi controller and a stylus, I can do everything but typing.
When used with Xpadder (a keyboard/mouse simulator for game controllers) you can increase the number of actions per button and have immense control over how the controller functions. However, it will not function like this out of the box as it will require third party drivers/software (see below). Xpadder also has auto-profile so you can have specific profiles for all your programs (assuming you can remember all your buttons).
Examples of my setup:
-The R1 and R2 is set to change the controller profile of the stick/buttons so I can have 2 more sets of functions. I have an alternate profile accessed by holding down the trigger. This switches to my image manipulation profile which consist of "hue/saturation, color balance, transform tool and etc.. mapped to the D-pad (each having 2 possible actions each)
-More than one action per button. Tap = Action1, hold for 0.5 sec = Action2, and etc.. For example: tap for undo, hold for redo.
-Map mouse buttons (for mouse specific navigational hot-keys in 2D/3D software).
*Please do appropriate research before attempting, I will not be responsible for any damages you incur.*
The controller does not work normally in windows so you will need third party software for this to work (search for "Xinput wrapper"). If you want the wireless function you will need to dedicate a usb port for a compatible usb Bluetooth dongle. Since Sony doesn't supply drivers for this controller, the Xbox 360 controller driver will be used for this controller to function as stated in the instructions. Once this is installed you may also use any other Ps3/Ps4 controller or together (up to 4 controllers).